Exit Signs by State - Comply with Your State and Local Regulation
There is often confusion over which colors are allowed when choosing an Exit sign for your building. Exit sign requirements vary by state and municipality, which is why it's important to check with your Fire Marshall to see whether Green Exit Signs
or Red Exit Signs are required in your building. The information below is for general guidance, only. For many, however, it is also important to get a “sense” of any color preference – so that your building is as consistent as possible with others in your area. Even though the European Union generally uses Green
Exit Signs (Red is used to specify prohibited actions), our UL 924 standards allow either Green Exit signs or Red Exit signs. Yet, localized codes often specify one or the
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California State Compliant EXIT Signs
California is a notoriously large, diverse, and "green" state. It is no wonder that environmental issues and progressive methods are used actively throughout the state. The West Coast is known for its heavy use of green Exit signs, but this is not the case in every city: for example, Los Angeles requires uniform red Exit signs. San Francisco and the Bay Area, however, require green Exit signs. The city of Berkeley has recently outlawed the use of Tritium Exit Signs, a step toward reducing radioactive material public places. Clearly, it is always best to contact your local Fire Marshal before choosing the right Exit sign for your particular county or municipality.